Manufactured Myth & Legerdemain

Manufactured Myth & Legerdemain Dedicated to the art and craft of roleplaying, Manufactured Myth & Legerdemain publishes roleplaying

Monday, March 6th at 8 PM ET, join me LIVE as I talk with editor, writer, and designer Matt Click about his his channel,...
03/05/2023

Monday, March 6th at 8 PM ET, join me LIVE as I talk with editor, writer, and designer Matt Click about his his channel, his work with WOTC, Green Ronin, Microsoft, and other big publishers, and what it takes to go professional in the TTRPG industry!

Monday, March 6th at 8 PM EST!

On Wednesday, November, 2nd, at 8 PM EDT, Matt Yancik sits down with talented and Gold ENie Award-winning podcaster, wri...
11/02/2022

On Wednesday, November, 2nd, at 8 PM EDT, Matt Yancik sits down with talented and Gold ENie Award-winning podcaster, writer, and RPG designer extraordinaire Daniel Kwan! We'll be discussing all things related to tabletop roleplaying games, the TTRPG community, and the Asian experience within it!

Daniel is host of the incredibly interesting and thoughtful Asians Represent podcast (and channel of the same name), and has also written for some very big projects for Wizards of the Coast (Candlekeep Mysteries) and Paizo (Dark Archive)!

On the other hand, he's also published quite a few SMALL RPGs -- micro-RPGs, to be exact -- as well as the relatively recently released Ross Rifles, an RPG Powered by the Apocalypse, which takes a look at the Canadian experience in the First World War.

Come join us LIVE for what's sure to be a fascinating conversation!

On Wednesday, November, 2nd, Matt Yancik sits down with talented and Gold ENie Award-winning podcaster, writer, and RPG designer extraordinaire Daniel Kwan! ...

Please join Matt Yancik on Tuesday, October 25th at 8 PM EDT as he sits down to talk with the talented and legendary TTR...
10/24/2022

Please join Matt Yancik on Tuesday, October 25th at 8 PM EDT as he sits down to talk with the talented and legendary TTRPG writer and designer Ian Lemke!

Ian will be talking about his experiences in the industry, working on everything from Changeling the Dreaming and other World of Darkness titles, to his work at Green Ronin as the Line Developer for The Expanse Roleplaying Game!

But, most exciting of all, he'll be giving us a window into his amazing new Kickstarter project, Nevermore: A Tabletop Roleplaying Game of American Gothic Horror that is rooted in the atmospheric stories of Edgar Allen Poe, Herman Melville, Edith Wharton, Henry James, and Ambrose Bierce!

Please join us, and be sure to speak up in the chat -- we'll be LIVE!

Please join Matt Yancik on Monday, October 24th at 8 PM EDT as he sits down to talk with the talented and legendary TTRPG writer and designer Ian Lemke! Ian ...

Tonight, at 8:30 PM EDT, Matt Yancik will sit down with RPG scholar and university lecturer Stefan Huddleston for a disc...
08/15/2022

Tonight, at 8:30 PM EDT, Matt Yancik will sit down with RPG scholar and university lecturer Stefan Huddleston for a discussion about the early substance and style of RPGs as they intersect with race, gender, and even the Vietnam War.

Please join us as Roleplayer With A Thousand Faces takes an intriguing look at how RPGs reflect the styles and culture of their times!

On Monday, August 15th at 8:30 PM EDT, please join Matt Yancik on Roleplayer With A Thousand Faces for a live discussion with roleplayer and university lectu...

Tonight at 8 PM EDT, I'll be going LIVE on the channel with Connor Alexander, the creator of Coyote and Crow! Connor is ...
07/18/2022

Tonight at 8 PM EDT, I'll be going LIVE on the channel with Connor Alexander, the creator of Coyote and Crow!

Connor is the creator of the Coyote and Crow roleplaying game, a Nebula Award-nominated game developed by an Indigenous-led team! We'll be discussing colonialism, culture, and -- of course -- Coyote and Crow.

Please come check it out LIVE!

On Monday, July 18th at 8 PM EDT, please join Matt Yancik on Roleplayer With A Thousand Faces as he sits down for a LIVE discussion with Connor Alexander, ci...

Join the Manufactured Myth & Legerdemain RPG Discord server to learn about the art, craft, and science of roleplaying ga...
06/30/2022

Join the Manufactured Myth & Legerdemain RPG Discord server to learn about the art, craft, and science of roleplaying games! MML is dedicated to helping Game Masters and players sharpen their tabletop and storytelling skills, ensuring that every game is a memorable one!

In the Discord, you'll find discussions about and links to interviews we've done with writers (and RPG players and GMs) such as Walter Jon Williams, Catherynne M. Valente, and Brian McClellan, artists like Bill Willingham and Jeff Easley, seasoned RPG luminaries including Jeff Grubb and Kevin Siembieda, YouTube gurus Amy Vorpahl, Daisy Darling Grant and Seth Skorkowsky, and industry creators like Shanna Germain and Daniel D. Fox -- all geared toward learning about designing, playing, and running roleplaying games!

Check out the Manufactured Myth & Legerdemain community on Discord - hang out with 36 other members and enjoy free voice and text chat.

06/27/2022

Tonight, at 8 PM EDT, please join host Matt Yancik on Roleplayer with a Thousand Faces as he talks LIVE with Daniel D. Fox, the ENNIE-winning creator of Zweihänder Grim & Perilous RPG!

https://youtu.be/j1nrtit6qvQ

Research for an upcoming interview… the second best part of the job.
06/12/2022

Research for an upcoming interview… the second best part of the job.

Tonight at 8 PM EDT, I'll be GMing a 45th anniversary Star Wars adventure using West End Games' D6 first edition. In add...
05/27/2022

Tonight at 8 PM EDT, I'll be GMing a 45th anniversary Star Wars adventure using West End Games' D6 first edition.

In addition to the regular MML crew, we'll also be adding none other than science fiction and fantasy writer Walter Jon Williams (who also happened to write a novel set in the EU) as a guest player!

Come and join us -- we'll be live, so it should be a lot of fun!

Friday, May 27th at 8 PM EDT join the MML crew (and special guest player, science fiction and fantasy author Walter Jon Williams) as they dive into the Star ...

Wednesday, May 11th at 8 PM EDT, Matt Yancik sits down for a LIVE discussion with fantasy author, game master and YouTub...
05/10/2022

Wednesday, May 11th at 8 PM EDT, Matt Yancik sits down for a LIVE discussion with fantasy author, game master and YouTube host Seth Skorkowsky!

Seth has been playing roleplaying games since his youth, and in 2014 he published his first novel, Dämoren, part one of the Valducan series.

Seth is also a talented teacher (whether he knows it or not) and for years now he’s been hosting his very own YouTube channel, where he (and numerous other NPC personas) regularly dispense his thoughts, theories and advice on running the game. In 2019, Seth’s show WON the Gold ENnie Award for Best Online Content!

As always, be sure to speak up in the chat — we’ll be LIVE!

On Wednesday, May 11th at 8 PM EDT, join us for a live discussion with fantasy author, game master and YouTube host Seth Skorkowsky.Seth has been playing rol...

Roleplayer With A Thousand Faces will talk to Daisy Darling Grant on Thursday, April 28th at 7 PM EDT about GMing, Grymm...
04/28/2022

Roleplayer With A Thousand Faces will talk to Daisy Darling Grant on Thursday, April 28th at 7 PM EDT about GMing, GrymmWorld, and working and thriving in the industry!

She'll be giving us her thoughts on running a tabletop, producing shows for Web GM, and the work she's done for companies such as 2CGaming, Saturday Morning Scenarios, and Monte Cook Games!

Come join us and be sure to speak up in the chat -- we'll be live!

On Thursday, April 28th at On Thursday, April 28th at 7 PM EDT, join us for a live talk with RPG producer, streamer, and designer Daisy Darling Grant! Daisy ...

On Monday, April 18th at 7 PM EDT, join us for a live discussion with Lex Starwalker, Game Master extraordinaire and pro...
04/18/2022

On Monday, April 18th at 7 PM EDT, join us for a live discussion with Lex Starwalker, Game Master extraordinaire and prolific host of several podcasts including Lex Out Loud, Game Master’s Journey, and GM Intrusions.

Lex is a storyteller and communicator at heart, and for years now he’s been using his podcasts to dispense nuggets of GMing wisdom, musing on ideas, thoughts and theories of storytelling, roleplaying, and writing! In addition to being an expert on all things related to roleplaying games, though, Lex also happens to be a prolific writer and podcaster and is currently chronicling his experiences working out his newest novel with his newest podcast — Lex Out Loud!

On Monday, April 18th at 7 PM EDT, join us for a live discussion with Lex Starwalker, Game Master extraordinaire and prolific host of several podcasts includ...

Wednesday, November 17th at 8 PM EDT, please join Roleplayer With A Thousand Faces for a LIVE discussion with Bear Weite...
11/17/2021

Wednesday, November 17th at 8 PM EDT, please join Roleplayer With A Thousand Faces for a LIVE discussion with Bear Weiter, Art Director at Monte Cook Games, as he talks all things layout, design and art direction related!

Bear will be breaking down the Monte Cook Games 'look and feel', as well as giving us his thoughts and theories on art and design philosophy in general!

https://youtu.be/YUSHSXFdRhY

Wednesday,, November 17th at 8 PM EDT, please join Bear Weiter, Art Director at Monte Cook Games, to discuss all things related to illustration, animation, d...

Please join us Saturday, September 18 at 4 PM EDT for a live interview with Kevin Siembieda -- founder, owner, and maste...
09/11/2021

Please join us Saturday, September 18 at 4 PM EDT for a live interview with Kevin Siembieda -- founder, owner, and mastermind behind Palladium Books!

In a live, three-hour discussion, Matt Yancik will talk to Kevin Siembieda, the legendary founder of Palladium Books. Kevin will take us on a tour of the company's history, dispense some time-tested GMing tips and tricks, and give us insight into game and setting design. In the first hour, Kevin discusses growing Palladium into the company it is today (and more than likely tells us a few stories about the Detroit gaming scene). In the second hour Kevin will examine his GMing style and approach with an eye toward helping other GMs grow and improve. In the third and final hour, Kevin talks game design, settings, and world building.

(While a single three-hour event, Through The Rift will be presented in three segments, with an intermission between each segment.)

Please join us Saturday, September 18 at 4 PM EDT for a live interview with Kevin Siembieda -- founder, owner, and mastermind behind the legendary publisher ...

Who's up for a chat with Shanna Germain, one of the creative forces behind Monte Cook Games? Join Roleplayer With A Thou...
09/06/2021

Who's up for a chat with Shanna Germain, one of the creative forces behind Monte Cook Games? Join Roleplayer With A Thousand Faces for a live, one-on-one discussion with one of the RPG industry's most creative and talented creators, tonight, Monday, September 6th at 8 PM EDT!

https://youtu.be/vpjwkdOoxlQ

Please join us Monday, September 6 at 8:00 PM EDT for a live interview with Shanna Germain -- writer, RPG creator, and co-founder/owner and Game Designer at ...

MML is excited to announce that this summer we'll be running a six-issue superhero limited series, followed shortly afte...
07/17/2021

MML is excited to announce that this summer we'll be running a six-issue superhero limited series, followed shortly after by "Hero State", a two-part crossover event in which our heroes team up to battle a threat of cosmic proportions!

Tune in every Friday on MML's YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/ManufacturedMythLegerdemain) to catch each issue of "Hero State" -- the roleplaying crossover event of the summer!

Sunday, July 11th at 3 PM EDT, Roleplayer With A Thousand Faces talks to tabletop terrain builder and painter Mitch Mich...
07/11/2021

Sunday, July 11th at 3 PM EDT, Roleplayer With A Thousand Faces talks to tabletop terrain builder and painter Mitch Michaelson of the Terrainosaur webpage and YouTube channel!
Mitch is a longtime gamer that's made a name for himself as a talented builder and painter of terrain and minis of stunning beauty that bring the tabletop to life!

In addition to offering a few tips for builders and painters, Mitch will also discuss gaming, building and painting, and his philanthropic endeavors raising awareness of Parkinson's disease and helping fun research toward a cure!

Please join us for what is sure to be an awesome discussion (and feel free to speak up in the chat)!

On Sunday, July 11th at 3 PM EDT, please tune in for a live discussion with tabletop terrain builder and painter Mitch Michaelson of the Terrainosaur webpage...

Issue 2 of MML's summer superhero limited series debuts Friday, July 9th at 9 PM EDT on YouTube!(And be sure to watch fo...
07/08/2021

Issue 2 of MML's summer superhero limited series debuts Friday, July 9th at 9 PM EDT on YouTube!

(And be sure to watch for a cameo appearance or two...)

Friday, July 9th at 9 PM EDT the team at Manufactured Myth & Legerdemain presents the 2ND COLLECTOR'S ITEM ISSUE of our SUMMER SUPERHERO CROSSOVER EVENT!This...

Friday, July 2nd at 9 PM EDT our summer superhero limited series kicks off...
07/01/2021

Friday, July 2nd at 9 PM EDT our summer superhero limited series kicks off...

Please join us on Friday, July 2nd at 9 PM EDT for the kickoff episode of Manufactured Myth & Legerdemain's summer mini-series event!

On Friday, June 18th at 6 PM EDT, join us for a live talk with Christopher Gunning, the founder of Weaponized Ink and cr...
06/18/2021

On Friday, June 18th at 6 PM EDT, join us for a live talk with Christopher Gunning, the founder of Weaponized Ink and creative mind behind The Hammer And The Stake RPG on Kickstarter.

As a freelancer in the RPG industry, Christopher has written for many of the major publishers, including White Wolf, Arc Dream, Son of Oak, and his portfolio of work includes Delta Green, City Of Mist, and Vampire: the Masquerade!

The Hammer And The Stake went live on June 1, 2021 and has almost TRIPLED its target funding — so designers and aspiring Kickstarters may wish to join us LIVE to discuss developing the game, launching it on Kickstarter, and much, much more! (And be sure to speak up with comments and questions in the chat, as we’ll be LIVE!)

https://youtu.be/Wj6pl2IsuS4

On Friday, June 18th at 6 PM EDT, join us for a live talk with Christopher Gunning, the founder of Weaponized Ink and creative mind behind The Hammer And The...

On Monday, June 7th at 8 PM EDT, join us for a live talk with Kevin B. Madison, the Dungeon Muser, himself! As  host of ...
06/04/2021

On Monday, June 7th at 8 PM EDT, join us for a live talk with Kevin B. Madison, the Dungeon Muser, himself! As host of the Dungeon Musings YouTube Channel, Kevin has become one of the leading voices for the roleplaying scene on the internet, running an eclectic mix of actual play adventures that are as atmospheric and engaging as they are polished and professional.

In addition to games, Kevin also brings a fresh perspective to roleplaying design and storytelling, and hosts insightful reviews of RPGs and modules. His reviews are thorough deep dives not just into rules and core mechanics, but also into themes, character building, settings, worlds, and the general storytelling potential of roleplaying games!

Join us Monday, June 7th at 8 PM EDT for a live talk with the remarkably talented Kevin B. Madison -- and be sure to speak up with comments and questions in the chat, as we’ll be LIVE!

https://youtu.be/fZ1uwAwGjuk

On Monday, June 7th at 8 PM EDT, join us for a live talk with Kevin B. Madison, the Dungeon Muser, himself! As creator and host of the Dungeon Musings YouTub...

Please join us Monday, May 17th at 7 PM EDT, for a LIVE talk with Bill Slavicsek -- illustrious alumni of West End Games...
05/15/2021

Please join us Monday, May 17th at 7 PM EDT, for a LIVE talk with Bill Slavicsek -- illustrious alumni of West End Games, TSR, Wizards of the Coast and currently the Lead Writer for Elder Scrolls Online!

Bill got his start in RPGs at West End Games, working on titles such as Paranoia, Ghostbusters and the Star Wars roleplaying game -- considered not just the best Star Wars RPG, but one of the best RPGs of all time!

As if that weren’t enough, Bill also happens to be one of the world’s leading authorities on the Star Wars universe, authoring several editions of Del Rey’s A Guide to the Star Wars Universe. (Moreover, Bill ALSO wrote Defining A Galaxy, which details the development of the Star Wars d6 game and the foundations for the Expanded Universe!)

Join us Monday, May 17th at 7 PM EDT and be sure to bring comments and questions — we’ll be LIVE!
https://youtu.be/6iYMMP-BPEI

Please join us Monday, May 17th at 7 PM EDT, for a live talk with Bill Slavicsek -- illustrious alumni of West End Games, TSR, Wizards of the Coast and curre...

Sometimes when developing an RPG campaign or one-shot, I take the Roger Corman approach by developing the title and post...
04/21/2021

Sometimes when developing an RPG campaign or one-shot, I take the Roger Corman approach by developing the title and poster first, and then sitting back and letting the story grow out of them in my mind!

Join us Monday, April 19th at 8 PM EDT, for a live talk with the RPG community’s biggest crafter of miniatures and tiles...
04/19/2021

Join us Monday, April 19th at 8 PM EDT, for a live talk with the RPG community’s biggest crafter of miniatures and tiles, DM Scotty McFarland!

DM Scotty is the reigning Craftfather in the RPG community, and has been crafting incredible creations for his roleplaying sessions for decades now! What’s even more impressive, however, is that Scotty does this without anything fancy or expensive, fashioning his amazing creations using simple household materials.

And so join us for a live stream talk with DM Scotty -- and be sure to speak up with comments and questions in the chat, as we’ll be LIVE!

https://youtu.be/bFU4hkmfcOE

On Monday, April 19th at 8 PM EDT, join us for a live talk with the RPG community’s biggest crafter of miniatures and tiles, DM Scotty McFarland! A man who ...

Join us Thursday, April 15th at 10 PM EDT, for a live talk with one of the roleplaying industry’s titans — legendary TSR...
04/13/2021

Join us Thursday, April 15th at 10 PM EDT, for a live talk with one of the roleplaying industry’s titans — legendary TSR creator Jeff Grubb!

As overseer and designer of numerous RPG projects such as Forgotten Realms, Dragonlance, Spelljammer, and Marvel Super Heroes for TSR, author of a multitude of RPG-centric comic books and novels, and creator and chief architect of more settings than you can count, Jeff is responsible for shaping and forming a good deal of the foundation of the industry!

Join us Thursday, April 15th at 10 PM EDT for a live stream talk with Jeff -- we'll discuss his work, his creative process, and his thoughts on world design and roleplaying!

(And be sure to speak up with comments and questions in the chat — we’ll be LIVE!)

https://youtu.be/dzh1zJtnUYI

Please join us Thursday, April 15th at 10 PM EDT, for a live talk with one of the roleplaying industry’s titans — legendary TSR creator Jeff Grubb! As overse...

Join us Monday, April 5th at 8 PM EDT for a live talk with  comic book writer and artist Bill Willingham, as we explore ...
04/04/2021

Join us Monday, April 5th at 8 PM EDT for a live talk with comic book writer and artist Bill Willingham, as we explore his creative process and his roots in roleplaying!

Bill got his start illustrating dozens of roleplaying modules for Dungeons & Dragons for TSR, as well as writing illustrating adventures for the Villains & Vigilantes Roleplaying Game.

Bill next made a leap to comics, creating the legendary series Elementals for Comico, which set a new bar for mature superhero stories, and then went on to create the Will Eisner Comic Industry Award-winning series Fables at DC Comics, which details the stories of characters drawn from fairy tales now living in modern day New York City.

Join us Monday, April 5th at 8 PM EDT! (And be sure to speak up with comments and questions in the chat — we’ll be LIVE!)

https://youtu.be/SwqfoYAS4aE

Please join us as we talk to comic book writer and artist Bill Willingham, as we explore his creative process and his roots in roleplaying!Bill got his start...

Join us Friday, April 2nd at 8 PM EDT, as we talk to "Alpha" Dean M. Lewis -- co-creator and co-host (with Anthony Ferna...
04/01/2021

Join us Friday, April 2nd at 8 PM EDT, as we talk to "Alpha" Dean M. Lewis -- co-creator and co-host (with Anthony Fernandez and Alberto Mejias) of the Cypher Unlimited YouTube channel! Dean is a lifelong gamer and comic book fan, and in addition to streaming Cypher Unlimited, he's also an author and RPG designer whose work will soon be appearing in The Diamond Throne, the latest edition of Monte Cook's classic setting (also featuring work from Ed Greenwood).

Dean will be giving us his thoughts on roleplaying, superheroes, running games, and designing adventures! We'll be specifically talking to him about ways to improve our game prepping and running techniques!

Join us Friday, April 2nd at 8 PM EDT for a live stream talk with Dean -- we'll discuss his thoughts on superheroes, his writing and process, and his experiences running the Cypher Unlimited channel! (And be sure to speak up with comments and questions in the chat!)

On this episode of Roleplayer With A Thousand Faces, we talk to "Alpha" Dean M. Lewis -- co-creator and one of the hosts (with Anthony Fernandez and Alberto ...

Please join me Monday, March 22nd at 8 PM EDT for a live talk with legendary artist Jeff Easley -- the person behind man...
03/22/2021

Please join me Monday, March 22nd at 8 PM EDT for a live talk with legendary artist Jeff Easley -- the person behind many of the classic images of red dragons, dungeon masters, daring adventurers, and countless other iconic creatures, characters, and worlds that have defined Dungeons & Dragons for an entire generation!

Jeff started working for TSR in the early eighties, where he went on to paint many of the classic 'orange spine' covers for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons -- the Player's Handbook, Dungeon Master's Guide, and Monster Manual!

We'll be talking with Jeff about his work, his creative process, and his experiences at TSR!

(And be sure to speak up with comments and questions in the chat!)

Please join us as we talk to legendary artist Jeff Easley -- the person behind many of the classic images of red dragons, dungeon masters, daring adventurers...

Please join us Monday, March 15th at 9 PM EDT as we talk to Brian McClellan, author of the Powder Mage Trilogy (cross fl...
03/14/2021

Please join us Monday, March 15th at 9 PM EDT as we talk to Brian McClellan, author of the Powder Mage Trilogy (cross flintlock pistols with traditional magic and set it within a fantasy version of the French Revolution)!

As a bonus, Brian's Powder Mage Universe was adapted for the Savage Worlds roleplaying game system, and enables players to tell their own stories set in a universe where soldiers with flintlock pistols duel with wielders of more traditional magic!

So join us Monday, March 15th at 9 PM EDT for a live stream talk with Brian -- and be sure to speak up with comments and questions in the chat!

Please join us as we talk to Brian McClellan, author of quite a few very, very good fantasy novels, including the Powder Mage Trilogy (cross flintlock pistol...

Friday, March 12th at 9 PM EDT, follow the link to YouTube to join us for MEGALOPOLIS!A cyberpunk adventure built of blo...
03/11/2021

Friday, March 12th at 9 PM EDT, follow the link to YouTube to join us for MEGALOPOLIS!

A cyberpunk adventure built of blood, concrete and steel, Megalopolis is set in the blistering cold streets of Anchorage, Alaska, in the year 2095 and powered by R. Talsorian's Cyberpunk Red ruleset.

If you enjoy tense action and adventure in the style of Blade Runner, Judge Dredd, and Total Recall -- be there!

Please join us Monday, February 22nd at 1:00 PM EDT for a live talk with fantasy writer, Dungeon Master, and RPG communi...
02/22/2021

Please join us Monday, February 22nd at 1:00 PM EDT for a live talk with fantasy writer, Dungeon Master, and RPG community organizer Safia Aldulaijan!

Safia runs The Crossroads Guild, a community for tabletop roleplaying gamers, in Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia. Through her group, she has organized one-shot games, as well as workshops and seminars in order to better build a community of gamers in her area.

As if that weren’t enough, recently Safia has been running the Zakhara Re-Told livestream (started and co-hosted by Ahmed Aljabry) on 20 Arabia RPG. Zakhara Re-Told is an absolutely fascinating look at D&D’s Al-Qadim setting from a cultural, linguistic, and storytelling standpoint as she prepares to run a campaign there.

Please join us on Monday, February 22nd at 1:00 PM EDT for what is sure to be a fun and informative discussion!

(And feel free to speak up in the chat)!

https://youtu.be/5ytG5kRz8Pk

Safia Aldulaijan is a fantasy writer, Dungeon Master, and community organizer and leader with a love for history! She runs a group called The Crossroads Guil...

Please join us Thursday, February 11th at 8:30 PM EDT for a live talk with legendary science fiction author Walter Jon W...
02/04/2021

Please join us Thursday, February 11th at 8:30 PM EDT for a live talk with legendary science fiction author Walter Jon Williams!

Regarded as one of the founding fathers of the cyberpunk genre, Walter's works include the Hardwired series, the Drake Maijstral series, the Metropolitan series, the Dread Empire's Fall series, and the Quillifer series... and don't forget his contributions to the Wild Cards series (edited by George RR Martin) and all of his works of short fiction.

He's been on the New York Times best sellers list, nominated for the Hugo, Nebula and Philip K. Dick Awards more times than you can count, and even won a few of them several times!

But, hold on, that's not all... because Walter also regularly roleplayed in tabletop RPGs with George R.R. Martin, Melinda Snodgrass, James S.A. Corey (both halves of him), Roger Zelazny, and others -- and has promised to tell us where all the NPC bodies are buried!

Please join us on Thursday, February 11th at 8:30 PM EDT for what is sure to be an amazingly eye-opening discussion (and feel free to speak up in the chat)!

https://youtu.be/fL_mGLMLphQ

Thursday, February 11th at 8:30 PM EDT, we're thrilled to talk to legendary author Walter Jon Williams! Walter is the author of dozens of works of fiction, a...

Join us Wednesday, February 3rd at 8 PM EDT for Episode 14 of THE FiERCE BRooD, an otherworldly horror roleplay adventur...
02/03/2021

Join us Wednesday, February 3rd at 8 PM EDT for Episode 14 of THE FiERCE BRooD, an otherworldly horror roleplay adventure set in Boston in 1918, at the height of the influenza pandemic and end of the Great War.

With each episode of 'THE FiERCE BRooD', we blend actual events, notable locations, and important figures with ancient monsters of legend and horrific discoveries that call into question humanity's place in the universe.

If a cocktail of equal parts Stephen King, David Cronenberg, and HP Lovecraft mixed with two parts accurate history sounds like your kind of drink, give us a try.

Thanks for watching THE FiERCE BRooD — an RPG actual play of historical fiction using Monte Cook’s Cypher System and performed by Manufactured Myth & Legerde...

On Monday, February 1st at 6 PM EDT, Matt Yancik interviews the multi-talented Joanna Gaskell -- a film and theater acto...
02/01/2021

On Monday, February 1st at 6 PM EDT, Matt Yancik interviews the multi-talented Joanna Gaskell -- a film and theater actor, voiceover artist, writer, producer and director working out of Vancouver, British Columbia.

Throughout her career, Joanna has distinguished herself not just online in productions such as Standard Action, Humans & Households, One Hit Die and Starlit Citadel Reviews, but OFFline in live stage productions such as The Critical Hit Show (running for six years now) in Vancouver, British Columbia, in which she plays Freya, the elf warlock. We'll be talking to her about the ways in which game masters and players can improve their acting and improv skills at the tabletop, as well her thoughts on the roleplaying and gaming worlds, in general.

Whether you're a game master looking to up the ante at your table, or a player looking to immerse yourself in your character, please join us on February 1st at 6 PM EDT for this enlightening discussion!

In this episode, Matt Yancik interviews the multi-talented Joanna Gaskell -- a film and theater actor, voiceover artist, writer, producer and director workin...

Monday, January 25th at 4 PM EDT, on Roleplayer With A Thousand Faces, Matt Yancik interviews Ivajlo Holm-Jensen, a teac...
01/25/2021

Monday, January 25th at 4 PM EDT, on Roleplayer With A Thousand Faces, Matt Yancik interviews Ivajlo Holm-Jensen, a teacher at Østerskov Efterskole -- a boarding school in Denmark that uses roleplaying games and LARPing (Live Action Role-Playing) in the classroom to inspire and educate!

If you're a parent or teacher interested in hearing more about how you, too, can use RPGs to help students and children (and maybe make a difference in the world) please join us!

In this latest episode, Matt Yancik interviews Ivajlo Holm-Jensen, a teacher and roleplayer at Østerskov Efterskole in Hoblo, Denmark. Østerskov Efterskole i...

Friday, January 22nd at 9 PM EDT... join us for BONE & METTLE -- action, drama and thrills in feudal Japan in the style ...
01/22/2021

Friday, January 22nd at 9 PM EDT... join us for BONE & METTLE -- action, drama and thrills in feudal Japan in the style of Akira Kurosawa samurai cinema!

Welcome to FRIDAY NIGHT ONE-SHOTS! This month, Manufactured Myth & Legerdemain proudly presents BONE & METTLE — the tale of four mysterious and secretive war...

'THE FiERCE BRooD’ is an otherworldly horror roleplay adventure set in Boston in 1918, at the height of the influenza pa...
10/28/2020

'THE FiERCE BRooD’ is an otherworldly horror roleplay adventure set in Boston in 1918, at the height of the influenza pandemic and end of the Great War. As our Player Characters discover, however, there are other worlds than these..!

With each episode of 'THE FiERCE BRooD', we blend actual events, notable locations, and important figures of the time with fiction. Exploring historic Boston and the surrounding areas, the dramatis personae confront ancient monsters of legend and make horrific discoveries that call into question humanity's place in the universe.

If a cocktail of equal parts Stephen King, David Cronenberg, and HP Lovecraft mixed with two parts accurate history sounds like your kind of drink, give us a try. ‘THE FiERCE BRooD’ is a roleplaying experiment that educates and enlightens as much as it entertains and engages.

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Thanks for watching THE FiERCE BRooD — an RPG actual play of historical fiction using Monte Cook’s Cypher System and performed by Manufactured Myth & Legerde...

As a Game Master of thirty years, and a teacher of twenty, I'm proud to share a special preview of THE FiERCE BROOD -- a...
09/15/2020

As a Game Master of thirty years, and a teacher of twenty, I'm proud to share a special preview of THE FiERCE BROOD -- an experimental liveplay RPG event of speculative fiction using Monte Cook's Cypher System coming to the Manufactured Myth & Legerdemain YouTube channel at the end of September, 2020.

Over the course of 12 - 16 weeks, we will role-play a story of speculative fiction set in the real, actual Boston of 1918 and 1919, at a time when the Influenza Pandemic was ravaging the planet and the Great War was winding down.

Each weekly session of THE FiERCE BROOD will align with the corresponding week in 1918 or 1919. A game played in the fourth week of October, 2020, for example, will be set in that same week in October, 1918 - meaning actual events in history will affect the players' decisions, as well as the outcome of the game and the story, itself.

With each session we hope to examine actual historical events that transpired during the Pandemic and the Great War.
THE FiERCE BROOD is an experiment -- a blending of liveplay roleplaying and education -- and we hope that our weekly sessions are as informative and educational as they are entertaining and exciting.

Check our YouTube channel (Manufactured Myth & Legerdemain) for more information, coming soon!

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As a Game Master of thirty years, and a teacher of twenty, I'm proud share a special preview of THE FiERCE BROOD -- an experimental liveplay RPG event of spe...

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